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Poster: donuil Date: Mar 11, 2009 5:14am
Forum: texts Subject: New English Dictionary (OED1) on the Internet Archive

Hello,

Some may know that the entire first edition of the New English Dictionary (the original name of the Oxford English Dictionary) is available on the Internet Archive. Some are available as PDF only, which means due to their size they are unusable, and others are available as DVJUs, but the best way to view these huge books is using the new bookreader. Since it was introduced I have been using them for convenience on the computer when I can't reach my own copy of the OED2.

I made a small Google document to assist me with this. I thought I would provide the document for anyone who was interested - it is just a list of links to the various volumes. I might break them down into links within the volumes too sometime.

Hope someone gets some use out of it - it is an incredible dictionary!

http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dgxwtw72_33q3bxncg4

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Poster: stbalbach Date: Mar 11, 2009 3:25pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: New English Dictionary (OED1) on the Internet Archive

That's great.

I also recently made one for `Notes and Queries`

http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=dc2wxqtd_4d3gzwrdb

Many more index's could be created. Like, all the Baedeker travel guides:

(creator:Baedeker OR subject:Baedeker OR title:Baedeker OR description:Baedeker)

I guess for now its just random pages by interested readers but could see in the future a wiki built around the indexing of IA/GB/PG - not just book series, but themes and bibliographies etc.

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Poster: donuil Date: Mar 12, 2009 9:37am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: New English Dictionary (OED1) on the Internet Archive

Thanks very much for that - I forgot all about Notes and Queries. And also thanks for the heads up about the travel guides. I had never actually heard of them but they look fascinating.

Thanks!
Patrick

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Poster: garthus Date: Mar 11, 2009 8:21pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: New English Dictionary (OED1) on the Internet Archive

Great work.

Gerry